Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

  Washington rally marking the 50th anniversary of Martin Luther King Jr.’s “I Have a Dream” speech “is not a commemoration but a continuation,” sponsors said. The event — scheduled for Aug. 24 on the steps in front of the Lincoln Memorial where King delivered the landmark speech Aug. 28, 1963 — comes amid “a […]

Memphis, new ‘warts and all’ biopic by British director Paul Greengrass, will focus on last days of civil rights leader’s life  Forest Whitaker is in line to play civil rights leader Martin Luther King in a new biopic for the British director Paul Greengrass, reports the Wrap. Greengrass’s film, titled Memphis, will be shot in […]

  Most Americans know about the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.’s life’s work. But many may have missed or forgotten the full story of his untimely death on April 4, 1968, in Memphis, Tenn. To mark the 45th anniversary of the American icon’s assassination, we bring you 12 details about his death and its aftermath […]

From our partners at PostScript’d: This week we celebrated the inauguration of President Barack Obama.This great occasion took place across the Mall in Washington, D.C. from the spot where Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. delivered his famous “I Have A Dream” speech 50 years ago. For many, King, whose holiday happened to fall on Inauguration Day, was only […]

Here are some free or discounted places and events you and your family can take advantage of Monday in honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Rock and Roll Hall of Fame – Free admission – Open 10 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. – Entertainment includes performance from multi-platinum artist Bobby V Cleveland Museum of Natural […]

Monday was Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. It is a time we set aside to honor and pay tribute to the life and transformational work of one man who believed he could change the world with the help of God. Through courageous words and actions, Dr. King strove for peace, inclusion, and harmony among all […]

Martin Luther King, Jr. was born January 15, 1929 in the upper room of a 2-story home in Atlanta, Ga. The room of his birth overlooked smaller shotgun-style houses in the black working-class neighborhood of Sweet Auburn. From those modest roots grew a man who inspired freedom around the world. The National Day of Service […]

Let’s hope one essential fact won’t be lost when we remember Martin Luther King Jr.: He was a Gospel preacher.Indeed, King’s son, Martin Luther King III, told the Post [in 2011] that he believes his father was “anointed,” and “chosen by God to make the kind of impact that he made.” “If we overlook the […]

A long in-development Martin Luther King Jr biopic, which was presumed shelved, is now reportedly back on track. According to Deadline, Memphis, a movie largely focusing on the last days of MLK’s life is being produced by Scott Rudin and will be directed by Paul Greengrass (The Bourne Supremacy and The Bourne Ultimatum). “The script depicts Dr. […]

Sean King, the southern Colorado second-grader who was reprimanded by his school principal  for coming to school in blackface to honor Dr. Martin Luther King,…

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s position as an effective orator and passionate organizer of social movements is typically how most remember the civil rights leader and activist. SEE ALSO: Obama Income Released In 2011 Tax Return Dr. King shined as well in written form, most notably in his famous open letter penned to fellow clergymen […]

As the anniversary of the birthday of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. approaches, I cannot help but thank God for my parents. Long before it…